IPL 2024
Ravindra Jadeja’s Magnificent 50 Draws Heartwarming Reaction From MS Dhoni
By CricShots - Apr 19, 2024 9:33 pm
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In the ongoing IPL clash between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Lucknow, Ravindra Jadeja’s batting brilliance evoked a heartwarming reaction from none other than CSK’s legendary skipper, MS Dhoni. After a shaky start with Rachin Ravindra’s early dismissal for a golden duck, CSK’s innings found stability with Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ajinkya Rahane’s partnership, adding 29 runs.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja scores a brilliant 50

However, the team needed a strong push, prompting the management to promote Ravindra Jadeja up the order. This decision proved instrumental as Jadeja notched up his first fifty of the season, reaching the milestone in the 17th over, off just 34 balls. His authoritative six off Mohsin Khan marked the moment, followed by his trademark sword celebration.

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The cameras panned to the CSK dugout, capturing MS Dhoni applauding Jadeja’s remarkable effort—a testament to their camaraderie and mutual respect. CSK concluded their innings with a competitive total of 176 for 6, aided by Jadeja’s heroics and a late flourish from Dhoni, who remained unbeaten on 28 off just 9 balls.

  

Jadeja’s fifty, along with notable contributions from Rahane (36) and Moeen Ali (30), propelled CSK’s innings. Despite Krunal Pandya’s commendable bowling performance for LSG, picking up 2 for 16 off three overs, CSK managed to post a challenging total.

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CSK aims for their third consecutive victory and fifth win of the season in seven games, following convincing triumphs over Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. Conversely, LSG seeks redemption after suffering defeats in their previous two encounters. As the match unfolds, both teams are poised for an intense battle on the cricket field.

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c & wk), Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana